The table below looks at the statistics for F5 BIG-IP LTM skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 BIG-IP LTM over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
Rank 516 533 545
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +12
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 79 45 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.084% 0.090%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.97% 0.62% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 30 32
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£434 £389 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.57% -2.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £329 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £478 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £434 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.93% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £36.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £33.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8141 7236 8937
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.44% 13.57% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4382 3894 4029
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 435 417 704
Average hourly rate £21.00 £23.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.63% +4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.03 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £38.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Daily Rate Trend in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +6 77 £450 +15.75% 13
London +29 29 £430 -0.57% 7
South West - 14 £450 -
Wiltshire - 14 £450 -
Swindon - 12 £450 -
West Midlands -13 10 £275 - 1
South East -5 5 £450 +14.64% 2
City of London +33 4 £454 -21.08% 2
Surrey +4 3 £488 -
East of England -32 3 £394 -1.56%
Birmingham - 3 £250 -
Yorkshire -4 2 £379 -2.19%
Hertfordshire - 2 £450 -
Watford - 2 £450 -
York +7 1 £401 +3.35%
North Yorkshire +1 1 £401 +3.35%
South Yorkshire - 1 £358 -
Scotland - 1 £245 -
Camberley - 1 £488 -
Edinburgh - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Maidstone - - - - 1
Milton Keynes - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Sheffield - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Kent - - - - 1
Middlesex - - - -

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing F5 BIG-IP LTM also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited F5 BIG-IP LTM.

1 147 (98.66%) F5
2 121 (81.21%) Cisco
3 116 (77.85%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 107 (71.81%) Firewall
5 80 (53.69%) CheckPoint
6 71 (47.65%) Network Security
7 70 (46.98%) Cisco ASA
8 66 (44.30%) Cisco Certification
8 66 (44.30%) Juniper
9 60 (40.27%) Blue Coat
10 59 (39.60%) BIG-IP
10 59 (39.60%) CCNP
11 51 (34.23%) BGP
12 47 (31.54%) OSPF
12 47 (31.54%) DNS
13 41 (27.52%) Load Balancing
14 36 (24.16%) Cisco Nexus
14 36 (24.16%) Citrix
14 36 (24.16%) NetScreen
15 35 (23.49%) WAN
15 35 (23.49%) Cisco IOS
16 34 (22.82%) Linux
17 33 (22.15%) HP
18 32 (21.48%) CCSE
19 30 (20.13%) DMVPN
20 28 (18.79%) E-Commerce
20 28 (18.79%) DHCP
21 26 (17.45%) VMware
21 26 (17.45%) VMware Infrastructure
21 26 (17.45%) Infoblox

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing F5 BIG-IP LTM also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited F5 BIG-IP LTM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (6.71%) IIS
2 8 (5.37%) Apache
3 6 (4.03%) WebLogic
3 6 (4.03%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.01%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.34%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.34%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (2.01%) MS Office
1 3 (2.01%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 116 (77.85%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 107 (71.81%) Firewall
3 71 (47.65%) Network Security
4 70 (46.98%) Cisco ASA
5 59 (39.60%) BIG-IP
6 51 (34.23%) BGP
7 47 (31.54%) OSPF
7 47 (31.54%) DNS
8 36 (24.16%) Cisco Nexus
8 36 (24.16%) NetScreen
9 35 (23.49%) WAN
9 35 (23.49%) Cisco IOS
10 30 (20.13%) DMVPN
11 28 (18.79%) DHCP
12 23 (15.44%) VPN
13 22 (14.77%) LAN
13 22 (14.77%) SSL
14 16 (10.74%) MPLS
15 14 (9.40%) Wireless
16 13 (8.72%) TCP/IP
General
1 15 (10.07%) Finance
2 12 (8.05%) Banking
3 6 (4.03%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.68%) Games
5 2 (1.34%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.34%) Retail
5 2 (1.34%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.34%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.34%) Local Government
6 1 (0.67%) Norwegian Language
6 1 (0.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 59 (39.60%) Network Engineer
2 31 (20.81%) Network Specialist
3 27 (18.12%) Security Specialist
4 25 (16.78%) Network Security Specialist
4 25 (16.78%) Consultant
5 21 (14.09%) Security Engineer
6 20 (13.42%) Network Security Engineer
7 19 (12.75%) Network Consultant
8 9 (6.04%) Architect
9 8 (5.37%) Network Support
10 7 (4.70%) Network Security Consultant
10 7 (4.70%) Security Consultant
10 7 (4.70%) Security Architect
11 6 (4.03%) Cisco Engineer
11 6 (4.03%) Senior Network Engineer
11 6 (4.03%) Design Engineer
11 6 (4.03%) Designer
11 6 (4.03%) Network Design Engineer
11 6 (4.03%) Security Designer
12 5 (3.36%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.04%) CSS
2 4 (2.68%) .NET
3 2 (1.34%) Middleware
4 1 (0.67%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (16.11%) Thin Client
1 24 (16.11%) Fat Client
2 4 (2.68%) Visualisation
2 4 (2.68%) Online Games
3 3 (2.01%) Cryptography
4 2 (1.34%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (1.34%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.34%) Online Banking
4 2 (1.34%) PKI
5 1 (0.67%) FMCG
5 1 (0.67%) CESG
5 1 (0.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 34 (22.82%) Linux
2 10 (6.71%) Windows
3 7 (4.70%) UNIX
4 4 (2.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.34%) MVS
5 2 (1.34%) Mac OS
5 2 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.34%) CentOS
6 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (27.52%) Load Balancing
2 28 (18.79%) E-Commerce
3 17 (11.41%) ITIL
4 14 (9.40%) Service Management
5 13 (8.72%) Network Management
6 12 (8.05%) Network Design
7 11 (7.38%) Network Monitoring
7 11 (7.38%) Migration
8 9 (6.04%) Incident Management
9 8 (5.37%) Identity Management
9 8 (5.37%) Network Architecture
9 8 (5.37%) Change Control
10 6 (4.03%) Service Delivery
10 6 (4.03%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (4.03%) Analytics
10 6 (4.03%) DevOps
11 5 (3.36%) WAN Optimisation
12 4 (2.68%) Scrum
12 4 (2.68%) Change Management
12 4 (2.68%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 19 (12.75%) C
2 6 (4.03%) Perl
3 4 (2.68%) Java
4 2 (1.34%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 66 (44.30%) Cisco Certification
2 59 (39.60%) CCNP
3 32 (21.48%) CCSE
4 20 (13.42%) Security Cleared
5 16 (10.74%) SC Cleared
6 11 (7.38%) CCNA
7 8 (5.37%) Degree
8 6 (4.03%) ACSP
8 6 (4.03%) HP ASE
9 4 (2.68%) CCIE
9 4 (2.68%) JNCIS
10 2 (1.34%) CCDP
10 2 (1.34%) CISSP
11 1 (0.67%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.67%) CCSP
11 1 (0.67%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.70%) SLA
2 6 (4.03%) QA
3 2 (1.34%) JSP 440
System Software
1 26 (17.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (8.72%) ProxySG
3 3 (2.01%) vSphere
3 3 (2.01%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.34%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.67%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.67%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (4.03%) OPNET
1 6 (4.03%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (3.36%) WhatsUp Gold
3 3 (2.01%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (2.01%) OpenView
4 2 (1.34%) Cisco IPCC
4 2 (1.34%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (1.34%) Puppet
5 1 (0.67%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.67%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.67%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (0.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.67%) RANCID
Vendors
1 147 (98.66%) F5
2 121 (81.21%) Cisco
3 80 (53.69%) CheckPoint
4 66 (44.30%) Juniper
5 60 (40.27%) Blue Coat
6 36 (24.16%) Citrix
7 33 (22.15%) HP
8 26 (17.45%) VMware
8 26 (17.45%) Infoblox
9 25 (16.78%) McAfee
10 24 (16.11%) Imperva
11 14 (9.40%) TippingPoint
12 11 (7.38%) IronPort
13 10 (6.71%) Fortinet
14 9 (6.04%) SolarWinds
14 9 (6.04%) Nokia
15 8 (5.37%) Meraki
16 7 (4.70%) Sourcefire
16 7 (4.70%) Aruba
16 7 (4.70%) Riverbed
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